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  • Remove city garbage in covered vans : HC
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Acting CJ can perform CJ’s all functions

Acting CJ can perform CJ’s all functions
The Acting Chief Justice (CJ) can perform all functions of the incumbent CJ during the latter’s absence, Acting CJ Abdul Wahhab Miah said yesterday. This is in sharp contrast to what CJ Surendra Kumar Sinha had said about the functions of the acting CJ. Justice Wahhab Miah informed this to judges of the Appellate Division and the High Court Division of the Supreme Court (SC) during a full-court meeting held at the SC Judges’ Lounge in the afternoon. All the judges of both the apex court divisions were present at the meeting that discussed "emergency issues" including the functions to be performed by the acting CJ in the absence of CJ Sinha. Miah also informed the judges about the issuance of a statement over the unwillingness…

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EU to review all defence co-op with Myanmar

EU to review all defence 
co-op with Myanmar
Against the backdrop of atrocities orchestrated by the Myanmar military forcing about 5.5 lakh Rohingyas…

World ignoring poor’s rights despite disproportionate abuses: UN

World ignoring poor’s rights despite disproportionate abuses: UN

The world’s poor are at disproportionate risk of torture, arrest, early death and domestic violence, but their civil and political rights are being airbrushed out of the picture, says a UN expert, reports UNB. “If you are a victim of torture, the chances are significant that you are also…
Cabinet okays Health Development Surcharge Management Policy

Cabinet okays Health Development Surcharge Management Policy

The cabinet yesterday gave approval to the draft of “The Health Development Surcharge Management Policy-2017” aimed at controlling the use of tobacco and creating mass awareness against the adverse impacts of tobacco on human health, reports BSS. The draft was given nod at a meeting held…
Turning wastes 
into resources

Turning wastes into resources

According to an agency report published in this newspaper on Monday experts from South and Southeast Asian countries have called for establishing cooperative global governance for waste management through building regional and global alliances. They made the call while participating in a five-day workshop…
Redefining economic theories?

Redefining economic theories?

Richard H. Thaler, whose work has persuaded many economists to pay more attention to human behavior, and many governments to pay more attention to economics, was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for the year 2017. Professor Thaler is the rare economist to win a measure of fame before…
Move underway to 
preserve 360 historic Liberation War sites

Move underway to preserve 360 historic Liberation War sites

The government has initiated a move to preserve some 360 historic sites of the 1971 Liberation War across the country to uphold the sacrifices of millions of martyrs, reports UNB. “The Ministry of Liberation War Affairs has proposed a draft project to the Planning Commission to this end and it’s…
    Infozillion BD Teletech awarded licence to launch MNP service

    Infozillion BD Teletech awarded licence to launch MNP service

    Infozillion BD Teletech Consortium Ltd has been awarded the licence for launching Mobile Number Portability (MNP) service in the country. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina who is also the minster for Posts, Telecommunations and ICT Ministry, has approved the Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission…
    Iraqi forces capture key sites from Kurds

    Iraqi forces capture key sites from Kurds

    London: Iraqi government forces have captured key installations outside the disputed city of Kirkuk from Kurdish fighters, reports BBC. A military statement said units had taken control of the K1 military base, the Baba Gurgur oil and gas field, and a state-owned oil company's offices. Baghdad said…
    ‘Aurangzeb’ on Shilpakala stage today

    ‘Aurangzeb’ on Shilpakala stage today

    Theatre troupe Prangone Mor will stage their seventh production ‘Aurangzeb’ today at 7pm at the Music and Dance Centre Auditorium of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), Segun Bagicha in the capital. The play is being staged as a part of the troupe’s weeklong theatre festival ‘Prangone…
    Malaysia top Pool-B with all win

    Malaysia top Pool-B with all win

    Malaysia hockey Tigers toyed with its Omanese counterparts in the last pool phase game when the former pipped the latter by 7-1 goals in the Hero Asia Cup Hockey, Bangladesh 2017 at the blue turf of the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium yesterday. Tengku Tajuddin racked up twice, while Faizal…
    Re-excavated pond makes 26 ethnic families happy

    Re-excavated pond makes 26 ethnic families happy

    RAJSHAHI: A re-excavated pond has made 26 ethnic minority families happy in Joshefpara village of Kakonhat municipality under Godagari upazila in the district, reports BSS. "We had been facing problem of water for long, but the re-excavated pond removed the trouble," said Jatin Hashda, 45,…
    Aricha-Naradaha ferry services on cards

    Aricha-Naradaha ferry services on cards

    The government has decided to introduce a new ferry service on the Aricha-Naradaha route to reduce pressure on the Bangabandhu Jamuna Bridge. The shipping ministry has asked the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) to launch the new route immediately. About Tk. 350–400 crore will…
     Trump alienates America’s allies and hands Iran a victory

    Trump alienates America’s allies and hands Iran a victory

    For months, President Trump has made no secret of his desire to tear up one of the Obama administration’s top national security achievements: the nuclear accord with Iran, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or J.C.P.O.A. Mr. Trump repeatedly bashed the agreement during last…
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